A guide to the tenth hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon ahead of the 145th Open Championship

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – 451 yards

Named ‘Sandhills’ because of the blind tee shot where players have to trust their line as they hit over the sandhills.

Royal Troon Golf Club

The 10th hole. Credit: ‘Strokesaver’ – Golf’s number one course guide

The back-nine begins just as it plans to go along – difficult.

The closing half turns into the prevailing wind back towards the clubhouse and the tenth is a very demanding par-4.

The hole is bunker-less and finding the relatively straightforward fairway by no means guarantees a par.

The plateau green has thick rough left and if you miss right, which most do into wind, you’ll be down below the green at the bottom of a steep slope.

A testing start to the back nine.

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